Jump to content

Remove these ads by becoming a Premium Member

Recommended Posts

Day three of a high school tournament.

It was my turn on the dish after working the previous game on the bases.   A total of 25 or 26 runs had been scored in game 3.    It was agony.

On the way to our cars between games 3 and 4, I found a wiffle ball along the pathway.   As I changed into my plate gear, I told my partner that I was going to put the wiffle ball in my ball bag, and we head back to start game 4.  On the way in, he dares me to tell the coaches about it.

After a brief plate conference, I inform the home team coach that I'd need two more game balls before we start, and then reached into the bag and grabbed the wiffle, and told the two coaches "We'll get things going with this one."

They both cracked up, and thought that might get us wrapped up in about 45 minutes.

Alas, no such luck.   Another game where about 23 runs were scored.   

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Remove these ads by becoming a Premium Member
10 minutes ago, KenBAZ said:

Was it a wiffle ball or a pickle ball?

Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
 

Wiffle.  Some kids were playing on an adjacent field and we found it nearby. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not sure how old you are but I'd be surprised if it was a wiffle ball. Wiffle is a brand name for plastic ball that are half solid and half with holes so it curves. Maybe it is a wiffle ball but I had dozens of pickle balls when I coached and I haven't seen a wiffle ball in years.

Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, KenBAZ said:

Not sure how old you are but I'd be surprised if it was a wiffle ball. Wiffle is a brand name for plastic ball that are half solid and half with holes so it curves. Maybe it is a wiffle ball but I had dozens of pickle balls when I coached and I haven't seen a wiffle ball in years.

Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
 

My dad keeps three or so in his truck, ready to go at any empty parking lot. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For whatever reason it seems like everyone under 30 or so refers to pickle balls as wiffle balls. I guess because kids don't play wiffle ball in the backyard much anymore.

Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, KenBAZ said:

Not sure how old you are but I'd be surprised if it was a wiffle ball. Wiffle is a brand name for plastic ball that are half solid and half with holes so it curves. Maybe it is a wiffle ball but I had dozens of pickle balls when I coached and I haven't seen a wiffle ball in years.

Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
 

I'm not sure how old I am either. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Growing up, we had wiffle ball leagues. Ahhh, the good old days.

It was great for hand-eye coordination, you really had to watch the ball hit the bat, with all of the odd stuff you can do with the ball. Every year there is a local news guy that runs a charity tournament - they use the 'real' balls, but bats can be doctored.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, BrianC14 said:

I'm not sure how old I am either. 

That 'cause the number's too big, or just too hard to concentrate these days??     ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×